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Key West Fishing Charters: Largest Fleet in the Keys
Charter Boat Row – A Fishing Charter for Every Angler
The Key West Charter Boat Association is located at Key West City Marina at Garrison Bight in Key West, Fl. For nore than 30 years, men and women charter fishing boat captains have dedicated their lives to the promotion and preservation of sport fishing. Book directly with the our captains and avoid commission fees from “booking agencies” or reservation businesses. With more than 35 boats to choose from, ranging from 18 ft to 45 ft. you can experience the thrill of Key West fishing at its best!
Types of Fishing
- Flats guides, or back country fishing charters, target permit, bonefish, tarpon, shark and barracuda. Other fish such as mutton snapper may also be caught on the flats. Skiffs – also known as flats or shallow water boats – are limited to 2 anglers per boat and generally fish the back country or inland waters of Key West and the Florida Keys for tarpon, bonefish and permit.
- Light tackle boats generally fish wrecks for cobia, snappers and other species of fish. Offshore they live bait and kite fish for sailfish, king mackerel and tunas. They are excellent boats to fish in for tarpon because of their walk around capability. Maximum of 4 anglers per boat.
- Offshore or deep sea fishing boats, generally ranging from 34 ft. to 45 ft. can accommodate up to 6 anglers in your party. Trolling for marlin, sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, and tuna can be non stop action when the fishing is good. Some boats also fish the wrecks or live bait with kites.
- There are three head boats or party boats, up to 75 ft. long, on the dock that offer full and half day trips. They usually hook yellowtail snapper, mutton snapper, and mackerel. Sharks, barracuda and other species of fish are also caught on these boats.